History of Inventions Course Summary

Today I finished a course about the history inventions from around 2630 BC to 1800 AD 

Here is a short list of things from the summary video:


  • The world had changed after 1800 AD because people started to improve inventions and technology. 
  • Inventions are like bricks in a building: you can't place bricks in the air without other bricks to hold them up
  • The Romans had the primary stuff to make a steam engine, but they didn't invent the steam engine. That's because they needed something else to base the idea on 
  • Some machines couldn't have been invented without the tools that were made to build them. For example, if the battery wasn't invented then cars probably wouldn't have been invented and computers and some types of toys


The course includes videos showing people actually using the different inventions and technology. For example here is a short video of a person using a catapult:

I liked the course because it showed how the inventions were made, how the inventions were used, and what they used for. I think you have to be at least ten years old to understand the course.


cantaloupe #Garden

last week we had started getting melons from our Garden, so far we have gotten 3 melons the first one was a bit mushy but that was just because we picked it at the wrong time. I will try to post more soon!

Pioneering Today Academy

Sorry, I didn't post at all recently but I will try to post more soon! Anyway, today's blog post is about an online academy that I joined about 3 to 4 months ago, It is called Pioneering Today, and it teaches you how to plant vegetables, how to make food and seed starting Etc. Anyway, my Mom is friends with the owner, her name is Melissa K Norris. If you want to also try joining it click here to see her website.

Garden Pictures

A few days ago we went down to check out our garden as I was looking at our tomato plants I noticed that each one had at least five flowers on them! I was so excited, I told dad and I took some pictures of them. Here are some pictures of them and I also took A picture of one of the poppies.

Poppy Stages #Garden

Yesterday when went down to the garden I took some pictures of the orange Poppy flowers. At first, I didn't recognize it before it bloomed. But when I saw other Poppies growing on the same plant I figured it out. Here are some pictures of the flowers:

Starting the Garden #Garden

Yesterday my dad and I went to the lake club to go to a garden club meeting.  

When we got there, there were only a few people and they said that the meeting was at 12:00. We came back at 12:00 and there were about 40 people inside the building.  We met with the garden club president and talked about getting a garden plot. They said they might have an empty one. But we had to get our checkbook so we drove back to the house and got the checkbook. When we got back down they said that we could have one. 

Here are two photos of before and after that in our plot:

(The top picture is of before and the bottom is of after)

Flowers and Basil

Two weeks ago my Mom bought some basil and flower seeds and potting soil and so I scraped out the old soil and replaced it with the new soil. That took a while because I didn't have a shovel or a spade so I had to get a dolly and push the pot on it. So after that I took some of the basil and planted it and I also took some of the flower seeds so here is picture of it growing right now:

(BTW if you look close enough you will see the basil in the background)